Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been saying that it will be updating its Version 8.1 software but to no avail, because of delays. Now that its new release date is coming near, customers are not anticipating it much.
It can be remembered that this update has been delayed on several occasions. However, it is certain that this car will still have the safety features it has.
The car will still have speed limit restrictions. Sadly, the cars overall quality is still not similar to Autopilot 1.0, according to Eleckrek.
Elon Musk revealed that the Version 8.1 software was delayed because they are improving their Autopilot 2.0 software. Aside from that, the car is also improving its UI and mobile app.
With this update, the car will have a new Linux kernel and UI improvements. The update will also give way to internet browser improvements, which will encourage more users to use their in-car internet browser because only less than 30 percent of its customers use it.
Before the year started, a previous report explained that there was a Version 8.1 software update. The update was called Autopilot HW2, which was based on a Tesla vehicle that was built around October 2016 that has radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors.
It seems like this update was only limited to find any glitches and bugs before its official release. The update included the Autopilot partial self-driving system that was released in a beta test mode, allowing more vigilant drivers in the mode.
With the Version 8.1 software, this autopilot system has a Forward Collision Warning. The Forward Collision Warning alerts drivers for imminent collision.
The update also comes with a Traffic-Aware Cruise Control that allows cars to speed up or slow down based on the traffic they are going to experience. Lastly, the update allows cars to have a Low-Speed Autosteer that uses lane markers to stay centered in a lane.
Elon Musk explained that they will be releasing Tesla's Version 8.1 software on March 28 or 29. So far, there has been no reports of another delay on its release.